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Table 3 The parasites detected by all four diagnostic tests, giving their Accession Numbers for the GenBank

From: Prevalence of selected intestinal protozoan infections in marginalized rural communities in Palestine

 PCRWMSDFLOverall*
Parasitic speciesPositive (%)Acc. No.Positive (%)Positive (%)Positive (%)Positive (%)
G. lamblia34 (34)6 (6)5(6)3 (3)37 (36)
E. coli7 (7)MH629959, MH629962–62 (2)3 (3)2 (2)8 (8)
H. nana8 (8)MH629967–734 (4)1 (190 (0)9 (9)
Cryptosporidium6 (6)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)6(6)
E. dispar2 (2)MH629960–10 (0)1 (1)1 (1)2(2)
E. nana4 (4)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)4(4)
E. vermicularis- (−)1 (1)0 (0)1 (1)1(1)
 61/102 (60) 13/101 (13)10/92 (11)7/93 (8%)67/102 (66)
  1. Key: PCR, conventional and real-time polymerase chain reactions; Acc. No., accession number at GenBank; WM, wet mount preparation microscopy; SD, sedimentation method; FL, floatation method. * Based on at least one positive result by at least one method without repetition in cases detected by more than one method giving 61 parasitic infections of 7 different species in 46 individuals.